Lake Turkana Festival 2017

I am just laughing btw. I just hope you find the so called ‘Cultural images’ here.

When you hear Turkana. What comes into your mind?

Women right? topless right? breast feeding their children topless right? you are in for a shocker……

I will bring out my point of view, the part where I was involved and captured.

So last week on Thu, joined a group of lively ladies and gents at 4.45am in Nairobi town with an objective of heading north of Kenya (Turkana). Never been to this far so I was ready for anything.

The journey to this end is interesting as the road is so good till Laisamis when you join the rough road all the way to Lake Turkana where you find Loingalani town where we stayed.

Image copyright of Evans Ogeto

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My friend Mwaniki Daudi getting his images at Mt. Ololokwe

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The TEAM.
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THE POWER OF MOVEMENT!
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ENERGY!
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Camels crossing the Nanyuki- Marsabi Highway.

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Two in the wild.
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You can still jump higher……you can do it Alex.

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Along the way a few minutes before Lake Turkana you will see the big wind mills. They should be adding some muscle  into the National Electricity grid soon.

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Our designated deejay unleashed a combination of Sautisol and we had to stop and dance for like 30 minutes and the other group came and joined….Deejay Alex .Bravo.
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I LOVE YOU TOOOOOOOOO!
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I STILL LOVE YOU THREE!
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These friends were ready anytime…pose…shoot.
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First night out at the festival and he made our night with some Samburu vibes.
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Yes, enjoy our heritage. She was always on stage….she must be running for Lake Turkana Socialite award.
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All wazungus were all over him. He was the talk of our journey for the next three days till we landed in Nairobi.
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No caption!
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Someone offered to sell this dry fish, I never bothered but Mwaniki bought. Will follow up on how it even got cooked….Lakini how do you even start cooking this one?
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I was trying out some tricks with the camera.
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Clearly no one wanted to be at the festival, we rather went to the El Mara Community to check out the shrines.
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My fear for water, it was real. Anyway, our taxi rider watching as we head up the island.
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My photographer friend Shalet Mkamzungu as our other friends go up the island.
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The last men standing.
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Modelling at Lake Turkana by the one and only Mkamzungu.
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View of the village from the Shrines
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Dinka! In her element.
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Photo at the shrine.
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Let’s go back.
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Oh no. I have to taste the untouched waters.
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Yey.

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Back to the main lake in time for everything……watch out Alex.
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We love Lake Turkana.
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Sunset at Lake Turkana.
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Sunset at Lake Turkana.
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Show off nayo!
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And then the men.
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Together we stronger!
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Chezeni na maji mrudi Nairobi.

Enjoyed every moment of the trip.

Photography by Evans Ogeto-(evans@unitedpix.net)


16 thoughts on “Lake Turkana Festival 2017

    1. Thanks. Turkana is easy travel. The road from Nairobi to Laisamis is super cool. From Laisamis to Turkana is being fixed now. Give it a few months. Either way, you can still get there. So many flights though.

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